ads135 (5215) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 28, 2017
An okay amber. Beer is mild and slick on the tongue. Caramelly and the pepper lends a strange slightly off finish. Skinnyviking (9767) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2016
High fluffy lasting white head. Clear dark amber body. Mild malt grass aroma and flavor with just a hint of pepper. Little hops bitterness, low carbonation and a short finish. brinehart (213) - Colorado, USA - JUL 27, 2013
The pepper character is nice, but not nearly enough! Also, there is a flavor of ash really detract. Pretty flabby. beersearcher (2383) - Glendale, California, USA - OCT 15, 2012
During GABF weekend. A solid if unspectacular amber. Nothing wrong here but not flavorful and just sits there. The last one finished in my flight of four though better than the banana split. gnoff (11145) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2012
Draught as part of a flight, at the Renegade tap room, on October 6, 2012
arkurzynski (2460) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 12, 2012
Murky orange color, off-white head. Hoppy, cheese, spicy, herbal, salty, some fish scent. Hoppy, some salt, alcohol taste. Apricot fruity aftertaste. Medium to spritzy mouthfeel, low bitterness.
Draft at source. Amber orange pour. Aroma is mild toasted malt and a green vegetal aroma. Flavor is briefly caramel and toasted malt which fades to a slightly spicy green pepper flavor that lingers. Matches pretty well, low on the heat factor. wchesser (2163) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2012
This one exceeded my expectations. Chili is very subtle. Usually chili beers are a beefed up lager with a vegetal chile flavor and maybe some heat. This is more like a medium to full bodied amber with a solid caramel malt core and earthy, ever so-slightly-smokey chili flavor with no heat. It makes the beer, but you might not put your finger on it if you didn’t know what it was. agillespie81 (315) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2012
Aroma - roasted malt, faint spiciness;
Appearance - light amber, thin head, lacing is suspect;
Taste - basic malt front with very subtle chile notes, caramel and roasted malt intensify throughout the back, long finish with a slight tang;
Palate - unusually smooth for the style, nice body;
Overall - pretty average at first glance though quite complex after a few sips. rhialistic (156) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 26, 2012
On tap at Renegade.
Poured a rich slightly hazy amber with a small yellow head. Scent of roasted chili peppers, caramel malts. Scent continues into the flavor, which is of roasty fairly mild poblano peppers, a hint of smoke, and lots of malt. By far the best chili beer I have ever tasted, i think due to the smoky poblanos rather than scorching heat which is ok to eat but not too fun to drink IMO. arminjewell (9729) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 19, 2012
Pour on tap at the brewery is reddish with white head, aroma has notes of roasted pepper, touch of caramel, hints of slight lemon and spice. Taste is mainly chili pepper, touch of caramel, toffee, hints of spice notes, finishing fairly dry with a touch of spice.